The strength of a major Division I men’s soccer program isn’t official until August, when players step on campus several months after National Signing Day.
Coaching staffs are still working behind the scenes to secure new additions, with updated classes still leaving a mark. Players are also still electing to head the professional route, with that leaving a mark on a handful of classes in the latest update.
Looking at reported commitments, top-ranked signings, transfers and international additions, below is the Top 25 recruiting classes at this point in 2018.
Commitments: M Franuel Amaya (Pateadores – No. 6), GK Justin Garces (Atlanta United – No. 17), M Matthew Hundley (Colorado Rapids – No. 19), D Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State – No. 20), M Cody Sundquist (Placer United)
Transfers: M Carlos Rincon (Santa Monica College), F Mohammed Kamara (Tyler Junior College)
After a poor season by their standards, UCLA’s recruiting class should position the program for bigger and better things. Five players are ranked in the top 20, though it’s worth noting that with each player’s proximity to pro clubs, any of these talented players could turn pro. Frankie Amaya’s one of the big pieces here, while Mohammed Kamara is a pro prospect in the waiting.